Is what you do more about maintaining or creating? Should it be that way?
There is value in maintaining. Many creatives struggle with maintaining.
Maintaining is slow.
Maintaining (well) takes organization.
Maintaining often requires adopting another person or group’s agenda.
But at the end of the day, I don’t believe that many people we’re born to maintain. We were born to create.
Create new ways of teaching.
Create new ways of communicating.
Create new ways of seeing beauty.
But then there is the other tension: familiar vs unfamiliar.
Maintaining the familiar can provide more longevity before the need to create begins to gnaw at your insides.
Creating the familiar can do well, but only for a short time. If we never create in the unfamiliar, the world will pass us by.
Maybe it’s time to do something new.
Maybe it’s time to follow through with that thing you just started.
Whichever it is, it’s probably time.